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Ask Sarah Palin: CA Dems' Interactive Billboard Goes Live [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, October 4 2008

This is an absolute first and frankly it's f---ing brilliant. The California Democratic Party has a giant electronic billboard up somewhere near a Los Angeles-area rally that Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin is doing ... Read More

After the Wall St Bailout: More Plutocracy, or the Rise of Net-Powered Politics?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, October 1 2008

Monday afternoon, I happened to turn the TV on just as the House of Representatives was voting on the $700 billion Bush-Paulson-Pelosi bailout bill. Watching the split-screen coverage of traders on the floor of the U.S. ... Read More

After the Wall St Bailout: More Plutocracy, or the Rise of Net-Powered Politics?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, October 1 2008

Monday afternoon, I happened to turn the TV on just as the House of Representatives was voting on the $700 billion Bush-Paulson-Pelosi bailout bill. Watching the split-screen coverage of traders on the floor of the U.S. ... Read More

From HeckleBot to Twitterverse: Net-Centric Democracy Goes Global Tonight

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, September 26 2008

Joi Ito's HeckleBot is going global tonight. That is, assuming Twitter doesn't crash. And if Twitter holds up under the traffic of most of its estimated three million users all chattering at once, we're all going to be ... Read More

From HeckleBot to Twitterverse: Net-Centric Democracy Goes Global Tonight

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, September 26 2008

Joi Ito's HeckleBot is going global tonight. That is, assuming Twitter doesn't crash. And if Twitter holds up under the traffic of most of its estimated three million users all chattering at once, we're all going to be ... Read More

Nader Meets Obama Girl

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, September 26 2008

Whoever is scripting Ralph Nader's recent forays into web video deserves an Oscar. Say whatever you want about Nader's politics, ego or stubbornness, you have to admit this stuff is good. I covered Nader closely in 2000 ... Read More

Tracking a Political Meme: McCain vs Paris Hilton

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, September 25 2008

Ever wanted to be able to show someone exactly how a "meme" moves across the web in real-time? Anthony Hamelle of Linkfluence has posted a video doing exactly that. He zeroes in on two political videos that made a big ... Read More

Tracking a Political Meme: McCain vs Paris Hilton

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, September 25 2008

Ever wanted to be able to show someone exactly how a "meme" moves across the web in real-time? Anthony Hamelle of Linkfluence has posted a video doing exactly that. He zeroes in on two political videos that made a big ... Read More

Miss Teen Alaska? [UPDATED: Do We Have a Winner?]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, September 25 2008

How long will it be before someone mashes Gov. Sarah Palin's latest interview with Katie Couric together with Miss Teen South Carolina? Watch: Watch CBS Videos Online and In the meantime, there's this wacky production of ... Read More

I'd Like to Give the World a Vote

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, September 25 2008

If the world could vote in the U.S. election, who would win? The Economist magazine has come up with an intriguing way for its readers worldwide to join in, by creating a "Global Electoral College" that assigns votes to ... Read More

News Briefs

RSS Feed friday >

First POST: Overreaching

Why the FCC balked at the Comcast-TimeWarner deal; Sheryl Sandberg wants Hillary Clinton to lean into the White House; the UK's Democracy Club brings a lot more information to election season; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Ownership

"Tell us more about your bog"; the shrinking role of public participation on campaign websites; "Aaron's Law" has been reintroduced in Congress; is the Comcast-TimeWarner merger on its last legs?; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Bush League

Presidential candidates hiding behind Super PACs; what this means for American democracy; demos at the White House; a demand for Facebook to be more open about news in the newsfeed; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Glass Half Full

A new Pew study on open government data in the US; the FOIA exemption ruffling transparency advocates' feathers; social media bot farms; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Zucked Up

Mark Zuckerberg responds to criticism of "zero rating" Facebook access in India; turning TVs into computers; how Facebook is changing the way UK users see the upcoming General Election; BuzzFeed's split priorities; a new website for "right-of-center women"; and much, much more. GO

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